Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said his team is excited to be playing a team the caliber of LSU.
Iowa, which went 5-3 in the Big Ten this season, is 14-11-1 all-time in bowl games. The Hawkeyes are 6-4 in bowl games under Ferentz.
"Kirk, his staff, and his team have worked extremely hard since the end of last season, and have been playing great football all year ... especially down the stretch," Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said. "Our team looks forward to returning to the Tampa area, and I know Hawkeye fans are excited to follow our team and get back to the Outback Bowl."
LSU has won five of its past six bowl games and is 22-18-1 all-time. The Tigers lost to Syracuse 23-10 in their last postseason visit to Tampa in 1989.